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Inspired by Mao, Wuhan river swimmers 'reborn' after virus lockdown

Wuhan - Standing beside a large picture of Mao Zedong, Shen Peihua recalls the moment she resumed her daily swim in the Yangtze River in Wuhan after the Chinese city's long coronavirus lockdown."I felt so happy, it was like being reborn," the 68-year-old said....

River Plate reach Copa Libertadores final despite Boca loss

Buenos Aires - Defending champions River Plate booked a place in the final of the Copa Libertadores on Tuesday despite losing a tense semi-final to rivals Boca Juniors at a packed Bombonera in Buenos Aires.

Star DiCaprio urged to cut support for India river project

New Delhi - Hollywood superstar Leonardo DiCaprio has been asked by Indian environmentalists to withdraw his backing for a contentious river rejuvenation programme led by a celebrity globe-trotting mystic.

New river study on origins of plastic pollution in the oceans

Where does plastic waste originate? How does it arrive in the Ocean? Where should we concentrate our efforts to stop the flow of this waste? These questions will be addresses in a new study of ten rivers by the Tara Ocean Foundation.

River edge out Boca after extra time to win Copa Libertadores

Madrid - River Plate won the Copa Libertadores by beating their fiercest rivals Boca Juniors 3-1 after extra time on Sunday, bringing an end to a final tainted by violence and moved more than six thousand miles away from Argentina.

Argentina's hooligans: the endless cycle of football violence

Buenos Aires - The embarrassing postponement of the Copa Libertadores final thrust Argentina's hooligan problem back into the spotlight, as well as society's acceptance that it is part of football fan culture, analysts say.

Hundreds of Honduran migrants cross river into Mexico

- Hundreds of Hondurans crossed a river into Mexico in a fresh wave of migrants heading to the United States on Monday as the United States said it would deploy 5,000 troops on its border with Mexico.

At least 27 drown as riverboat capsizes in DR Congo

Mbandaka - At least 27 people drowned and others were presumed dead after a riverboat capsized on a tributary of the Congo River in northern DR Congo, a local official said Wednesday.

Thai 'Indiana Jones' divers scour Bangkok's murky river for treasure

Bangkok - Kneeling before his homemade metal scuba helmet, Bhoomin Samang prays for good fortune before he dives into the day's work -- scouring the bed of Bangkok's Chao Phraya river for sunken treasure.

Review: Eminem captivates on new music video for 'River' with Ed Sheeran Special

Internationally recognized rapper Eminem released his new music video for his single "River," where he collaborates with pop superstar Ed Sheeran.

New Zealand river recognised as 'legal person'

Wellington - A New Zealand river revered by Maori has been recognised by parliament as a "legal person", in a move believed to be a world first.

Greenpeace blames industrial accident after Russian river runs red

Moscow - A river in Russia's far north turned a blood red colour probably as a result of an industrial accident, environmental group Greenpeace said on Thursday.

Review: This week’s releases put guns in questionable hands Special

This week’s releases include a return to a familiar neighbourhood; an intriguing action sci-fi; several character seeking revenge; and confused identities.

Uproar as Albania to dam Europe's 'wildest river'

- "This river will bury the living and the dead," sighed Enver Vasilaj, 93, standing by the Vjosa, one of Europe’s last wild waterways, which runs uninterrupted from its source in northwest Greece to the Adriatic Sea.

Rusty boat maintains a lifeline in war-torn Ukraine

Tarasovka - A rusty boat crossing a calm river in separatist east Ukraine is all that enables hundreds of people living in rebel-held territory to pick up pensions and vital supplies from the government side.

Molasses spill triggers alert in El Salvador

Sansalvador - A molasses spill in a river in El Salvador from a sugarcane processing plant has triggered an alert by authorities worried about the effect on fish and people along the waterway.The civil protection service issued the alert after 3.

TIFF 2015: Director and actor go with the flow in ‘River’ Special

Writer/director Jamie M. Dagg and actor Rossif Sutherland discuss the challenges of shooting in Laos while attending the TIFF world premiere of Dagg’s feature film debut, ‘River.’

Freak storm suggested as cause of China ship sinking

Jianli - Rescue personnel on the Yangtze River in China recovered the body of a three-year-old child on Saturday, bringing to 431 the number of bodies recovered from last week's cruise ship sinking.

Egypt signs up to Ethiopian Nile dam deal, citing trust

Khartoum - Egypt on Monday agreed to a preliminary deal with Ethiopia on a new dam project that Cairo feared would hamper the flow of the Nile, the river on which it depends.

Six-year-old girl eaten by piranhas after Brazil canoe capsize

A six-year-old Brazilian girl has died after being eaten alive by piranhas when she fell into the river she was canoeing along on January 27. The piranhas tore all the flesh from her legs.

Pharmaceutical firm dumps polio virus into Belgium river

Rixensart - Staff working at a GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) facility dumped more than 45 liters of concentrated live polio into the water at a Belgian treatment plant earlier this month.

Boy finds ancient Chinese sword in river

Shanghai - An ancient sword has accidentally been discovered by an 11-year-old boy playing in a river in China’s eastern Jiangsu Province.

Op-Ed: Go canoe & white-water rapids along the Tuolumne River of CA Special

San Francisco - Part of its outreach as an environmental advocacy non-profit, The Tuolumne River Trust provides opportunities for education and expedition along the river, which stretches for 149 miles-

Antibiotic resistant gene found in Chinese river

An antibiotic resistance gene has been detected in wastewater treatment plants in northern China, according to a new report. The discovery could trigger a rise in antimicrobial resistance and hence a health threat.

Photo Essay: Winter in Jilin, China Special

Jilin - In the northeast of China, Jilin City is divided by a river that is bordered by colorful buildings which look even more wintery in their first cover of snow.

Metro-North passenger train derails in NYC; 4 killed, 67 injured

New York - A Metro-North passenger train derailed just north of Manhattan on Sunday morning and reportedly several carriages plunged into the Hudson River. Four people have been killed and 67 have been injured, according to the most recent update.

13-year-old German girl and her Shetland pony rescued from swamp

Cloppenburg - The girl had taken her pony out on Sunday afternoon, but her parents became worried when she failed to return home on time. Local police went searching and found the girl trying to rescue her pony from a muddy swamp near a river.

Photo Essay: Li Shui, China Special

My first glimpse of China was at Li Shui, southwest of Shanghai, where I began teaching children at a private Chinese school.

Passengers jumped into Thames from London Duck Tours fire (video)

London - Thirty tourists were forced to jump off a burning London Duck Tour amphibious craft into the River Thames as it sank on Sunday. While cold and wet, nobody was severely hurt.

Photo Essay: Boating along the River Thames Special

Henley On Thames - Possibly one of the most picturesque and quaint parts of the River Thames is the stretch between Henley-on-Thames and Marlow.
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A river running alongside Kingston University  with a man fishing.
A river running alongside Kingston University, with a man fishing.
The snowy bridge
The snowy bridge
DOWNTOWN: A view of downtown Flint  Michigan  is seen in this photo taken from the Flint River.
DOWNTOWN: A view of downtown Flint, Michigan, is seen in this photo taken from the Flint River.
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Streams  creeks and rivers abound between Burgess Falls and Center Hill Lake.
Streams, creeks and rivers abound between Burgess Falls and Center Hill Lake.
Video Capture of a street falling into a sinkhole in Siqueira Mendes  in the St. John neighbourhood ...
Video Capture of a street falling into a sinkhole in Siqueira Mendes, in the St. John neighbourhood in Abaetuba, northeastern Pará.
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A roundabout river which empties into the Detroit River at both ends
A roundabout river which empties into the Detroit River at both ends
A coyote watches me me closely as I do the same.
A coyote watches me me closely as I do the same.
Center Hill lake can be seen from a hiking trail.
Center Hill lake can be seen from a hiking trail.
Due to high water and bad road conditions  people couldn t get across the river  but they came up wi...
Due to high water and bad road conditions, people couldn't get across the river, but they came up with an ingenious plan.
Jim, the Photographer
Huangpu river in Shanghai
Huangpu river in Shanghai
Jakub Hałun
A duck enters one of the woodland rivers at Leeds Castle.
A duck enters one of the woodland rivers at Leeds Castle.
Regent s cannal in London  with an algal bloom.
Regent's cannal in London, with an algal bloom.
Stunning waterfalls in Croatia
Stunning waterfalls in Croatia
The river fills Lake Pukake
The river fills Lake Pukake
The word swan is derived from Old English swan  akin to the German Schwan and Dutch zwaan and Swedis...
The word swan is derived from Old English swan, akin to the German Schwan and Dutch zwaan and Swedish svan, in turn derived from Indo-European root swen (to sound, to sing).
The Upper and Middle Rouge meet
The Upper and Middle Rouge meet
The Kananaskis River  one of the smaller rivers we had to get across.
The Kananaskis River, one of the smaller rivers we had to get across.
Schwäbisch Hall  in the town center.
Schwäbisch Hall, in the town center.

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